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Lot 30053
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Estimate: 25’000 – 30’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 30’000
Description:

THE UNIQUE CUT-ROUND 4 CENTS ON PELURE PAPER ON COVER

1850-51, 4 cents black on pale yellow pelure paper, Townsend type B, used on cover (with full letter enclosed) to Georgetown, cut round with clear to predominantly wide margins, showing central datestamp of Demerara on 7 February 1851, tying the stamp at foot, with affixing paste showing through this fragile pelure paper; (SG £96’000+).

One of only two covers recorded, exhibiting a “Cotton Reel” on pelure paper, both offered in this sale and displaying different types of separation: round and square.

Provenance:

W. J. Webster (1942)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60003, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

SG 8